Spring walks at Ham House
Whatever the weather this Spring, there are many different ways to explore the garden at Ham House. Discover more about the garden on a garden history tour or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Wilderness where you can truly see and hear nature waking up around you. Garden open 10am-5pm.
The Plats have been re-imagined and are already showing their true colours. With the planting of half a million bulbs, it is no wonder that it has become our most popular part of the Garden this Spring.
Start your walk with a gentle meandre through the cherry garden, which is one of the most recognised areas in our garden, with it's geometric lines of lavender and cotton lavender. The Hornbeam arches will lead you out onto the South Terrace, giving you a wonderful view of the bulbs emerging on the Plats before you, enticing you down the steps to walk amongst them. Move on to the maze like wilderness, which comprises of sixteen compartments for you to explore, filled with wildlife and more Spring flowers, it gives you a peaceful moment away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature waking up around you. Finish your walk in our kitchen garden and discover the vegetable and herbs available at this time of year which we are harvesting for use in our wonderful Orangery Cafe.
You can also tick off activities on your 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ list in the gardens this winter. Start by building a den in the outer courtyard, try making a daisy chain, or splash in some puddles.
Feeling a little chilly? It's not quite Summer yet, so why not warm up with a hot chocolate in our Orangery cafe and enjoy a delicious selection of bakes and light lunches.
If you would like to discover more about the garden at Ham House then join one of our free garden history tours which will be recommencing from Sat 16 Feb. Enjoy a tour with one of our knowledgable garden guides as they take you on a half an hour walk around the garden. Please check our what's on page for dates and times of the garden history tours.
If you are feeling more adventurous then ask at our Visitor Reception for one of our local walks to explore the surrounding Thames landscape and discover the historic landscape once owned by Ham House.